In a recent update provided to the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh revealed the current state of vacancies within various prestigious civil services in India. The figures stand at 1,365 vacancies in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 703 in the Indian Police Service (IPS). Additionally, there are 1,042 vacancies in the Indian Forest Service (IFS) and 301 in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).
Continuous Efforts for Timely Recruitment
Minister Jitendra Singh emphasized that filling these vacancies is ongoing and a priority for the central government. The commitment to expeditiously filling vacant posts remains steadfast.
The Civil Services Examinations (CSE), overseen by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), serves as the avenue for direct recruitment to various civil services, including IAS, IPS, IFS, and IRS. This examination is conducted annually, vital in recruiting capable individuals.
To address vacancies in the IAS and IPS promotion quota, collaboration between the Union Public Service Commission and state governments takes place. Selection committee meetings are convened to facilitate these appointments, ensuring a comprehensive and effective approach.
Expansion of Intake
Significant steps have been taken to enhance the annual intake of officers across these services. The intake of IAS officers has been increased to 180, while the intake of IPS officers has been raised to 200, starting from CSE-2020. Moreover, the intake of IFS officers has been boosted to 150 in the year 2022.
The Department of Revenue has reported 301 vacancies that will be filled through the CSE-2023, underlining the continuous efforts to address the staffing needs in these critical services.